MLK Jr.'s Community Celebration
33rd ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Monday, January 21
Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College
Keynote Speaker: Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Sponsored by the Diversity Commission, The Office of the Provost
and The MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
CELEBRATION PROGRAM OUTLINE
Prelude - Biglerville High School Jazz Band
Processional, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – St James Lutheran Church Choir
Welcome – President Janet Morgan Riggs
Invocation – Pastor Joseph Donnella
Musical Selection – St. James Lutheran Church Choir
Living the Dream Award Presentation
Offering – “Someday We’ll All Be Free” by Marcus Mincey, Piano by Jocelyn Swigger
7:25 PM Introduction of Speaker - Darlene Stancil
7:30 PM Keynote Speaker – Charlayne Hunter-Gault
8:10 PM Benediction - Pastor Joseph Donnella
8:15 PM “We Shall Overcome” – St James Lutheran Church Choir
About Charlayne Hunter-Gault
As one of television’s premier journalists, Charlayne Hunter-Gault has made a success of challenging convention with her fresh insights on issues both close to home and of global impact.
As CNN’s former Johannesburg bureau chief and correspondent, Hunter-Gault introduced viewers to the people of the diverse continent of Africa, a place she once called “one of the greatest challenges that we in the media face.” She spent 20 years at PBS, as national correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where she also anchored the award-winning newsmagazine on human rights, Rights and Wrongs.
Hunter-Gault is the author of New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance and In My Place, a memoir of her role in the civil rights movement as the first black woman admitted to the University of Georgia. Her latest book is To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement, a retrospective of her involvement with the movement, complete with photographs and original articles from The New York Times.
Hunter-Gault began her career as the first African American reporter for The New Yorker. A writer known for her “people-centered” journalism, she went on to serve as the Harlem Bureau Chief for The New York Times and has written articles for Essence, Ms., Life, and O, The Oprah Magazine.
The recipient of numerous honors, including two Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards, she writes with the highest standards of objectivity and truth, touching on topics ranging from the life of a 12-year-old heroin addict to the invasion of Grenada and the impact of apartheid in South Africa.